Welcome to the Cortland County Health Department
"Individuals currently being monitored" by the Cortland County Health Department fall into the following categories:
- People who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still being Isolated within Cortland County.
- People who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and are being Quarantined within Cortland County.
- Those who have recently traveled to a high-risk COVID-19 Country or State and are being Quarantined within Cortland County.
"Current Positives" include individuals who tested positive and are currently under a public health order for mandatory isolation in Cortland County.
"Recovered Cases" include the number of positive cases who completed mandatory isolation in Cortland County and have been released.
The Health Department does not have the ability to test for COVID-19. Testing is ordered through Health Care Providers in the community.
Cortland County residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms need to call their doctor, who will coordinate any necessary testing. If you are instructed by a medical professional to get tested, follow their instructions for a sample collection and then go directly to your home and DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME, and isolate yourself from your household to the extent possible until you receive results from your provider. The provider who orders the test will be who contacts you with the result; it could take up to a week or more to get results.
For people who don’t have a primary-care physician, they can call
- Guthrie Cortland Medical Center Drive-thru testing at (607) 299-7676
- Upstate Medical University Triage Line at (315) 464-3979
- Cayuga’s Call Center at (607) 319-5708
- Binghamton University's Drive-Thru Testing Site at 1-888-364-3064
Please continue to practice social distancing, proper cleaning, and hygiene practices, and stay home as much as possible.
For information about potential COVID-19 exposures to the public, visit our COVID-19 Community Exposures page.
External Links to Current Health Topics
- World Health Organization COVID-19
- Centers for Disease Control COVID-19
- NYSDOH COVID-19
- Contact Tracing Tool
- Isolation/Quarantine Requirements & Instructions
- Isolation vs. Quarantine
- Preparing for Quarantine
- Employee steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
- Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
- COVID-19 Gym and Fitness Center Reopening
- COVID-19 FAQ
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- CDC Influenza Information
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The Cortland County Health Department has numerous programs and services designed to achieve this mission. Working together, we can improve the health and well being of all residents of Cortland County.
If it is after normal business hours and you need to report one of the following:
- a death in a regulated facility
- contact with an animal that may cause a risk for rabies
- or a communicable disease that cannot wait until normal business hours